Weekly Top Story Digest – March 6, 2013

Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.

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eDiscovery Updates


  • A Bad “Day” for a Company Whose In-House Attorney Failed to Properly Preserve Relevant Documents – http://bit.ly/Y8s8iK (Susan Nardone)
  • A Peek Behind the Technology-Assisted Review Curtain – http://bit.ly/Z3dmLz (Karen Baumer)
  • ABA Issues New Opinion: Judicial Ethics and Social Media – http://bit.ly/Y93Yoz (Sharon Nelson)
  • Authentication of Facebook Messages Requires Circumstantial Evidence That the Purported Sender in Fact Was Responsible for the Message – http://bit.ly/YxnA5J (Gregory Joseph)
  • Can Homeland Security Really Search Any Electronic Device For Any Reason? http://bit.ly/YOfOFM (Shannon Allen)
  • Changes to California Code of Civil Procedure – http://bit.ly/YNxBwP (Lauren Coatney)
  • Computer-Assisted Review Costs Awarded in California Patent Case – http://bit.ly/Z2H2ss (Jennifer Williams, Stephanie Blair)
  • Controversial ‘Six Strikes’ to Combat Online Piracy – http://bit.ly/15PFXXU (Lisa Shuchman)
  • Court Awards Millions in Attorneys’ Fees for Document Review Conducted by Contract Attorneys and Use of Computer-Assisted Review – http://bit.ly/Yp8wqO (K&L Gates)
  • Court Shoots Down Another Attempt at Facebook Fishing –  http://bit.ly/Z2EwT5 (Christopher McKinney)
  • Craig Ball of Craig D. Ball, P.C. – eDiscovery Trends, Part 1 – http://bit.ly/YxpGm7 (Doug Austin)
  • Customer Lists By Another Name: Social Media and Trade Secrets – http://bit.ly/Ynf09F (Michael Elkon)
  • District Court Sanctions EEOC For Thwarting Discovery Of Social Media Content – http://bit.ly/Z1j5Sc (Christopher DeGroff, Gerald Maatman)
  • eDiscovery Is Expensive, ABA Journal Offers Tips To Reduce eDiscovery Costs – http://bit.ly/YSYjUN(CA Attorney’s Fees Blog)
  • Five Steps to Regaining E-Discovery Control in the Era of Big Data – http://bit.ly/YnWKgs (Scott Giordano)
  • Hands-on eDiscovery: California Seminar on Responding to Discovery Requests – http://bit.ly/YLlUGS (Josh Gilliland)
  • Intra-Office E-mails: What Used To Be Unreported Office Gossip Now Exposes Companies to Liability – http://bit.ly/YPwiO3 (Catherine Kiernan)
  • Is a Digital Picture Worth a Thousand Words? http://bit.ly/Yst6GS (Mark Berman)
  • Latest Scandal In Maine Zumba Trial: Defendant Gets eDiscovery’d!  http://bit.ly/Yox1UZ (@ITLexOrg)
  • Managing Risks And Costs Of Responding To Third-Party Civil Subpoenas – http://bit.ly/Z6lNG2 (Anthony Diana, Kim Leffert, Michael Frisch)
  • Massachusetts Bill To Ban Data-Mining of Student Emails – http://bit.ly/XDPfjb (Bradley Shear)
  • Predictive Coding: A Working List of Technologies and a One-Question Provider Implementation Survey – http://bit.ly/Zd4qBq (@ComplexD)
  • Ralph Losey of Jackson Lewis, LLP – eDiscovery Trends, Part 1 – http://bit.ly/Ybe9Jf  Part 2 – http://bit.ly/Z1x9v0 (Doug Austin)
  • Reducing Legal Department Budgets May Be Short-Sighted – http://bit.ly/YNSesQ (Al Driver)
  • RICO: Mailings That Increase Probability Of Mailer Detection and Apprehension Do No Constitute Mail Fraud – http://bit.ly/Z1y5iT (Gregory Joseph)
  • Search Software: 25 Things to Consider – http://bit.ly/Z6lyL8 (Ralph Losey)
  • Social Media Status Updates: A Gray Area of Solicitation- Part 2 – http://bit.ly/Ysvcqb (Michael Elkon)
  • Supreme Court Standing Case Has Implications for Privacy Litigation –  http://bit.ly/YbxmKS (Hogan Lovells)
  • The Many Types of Legal Search Software in the CAR Market Today – http://bit.ly/Xk8mCA (Ralph Losey)
  • When Parties Fail to Cooperate During Discovery, Everybody Loses | eLessons Learned – http://bit.ly/Z2ESJ8 (Marco Ferreira)
  • Why Does eDiscovery Cost So Much? http://bit.ly/YoB6Zy (Dera Nevin)




  • Analysis: The Rising Costs of FCPA Investigations – http://bit.ly/YsMS5c (Jaclyn Jaeger)
  • Dude, Where’s My Data? http://on.wsj.com/YPzvgp (Ben DiPietro)
  • FSA Outlines Claims Data Disclosure Plans for Insurance Firms – http://bit.ly/Z6ojfu (Pinsent Masons)
  • FTC Report Indicates That Almost One in Five Consumer Complaints Involves Identity Theft – http://bit.ly/YSXGKO (Hunton Lovells)
  • German Court Holds Presence of Irish Subsidiary Precludes Application of German DP Law to Facebook – http://bit.ly/YPvYyC (Hogan Lovells)
  • Germany Passes New Internet Copyright Law After Watering It Down To Spare Google From Having To Pay – http://tcrn.ch/YPA2iw (Frederic Lardinois)
  • Judge Cuts Sum Owed to Apple Over Patents – http://nyti.ms/YZ1JFr (Nick Wingfield)
  • New Russia Law goes Beyond FCPA, Bribery Act – http://bit.ly/Z6mQFV (Thomas Firestone)
  • Regulation FD in the Age of Facebook and Twitter – http://hvrd.me/15To3DD (Joseph Grundfest)
  • Regulatory: The Long Arm Of The FCPA Just Got Longer – http://bit.ly/XH66ll (Aaron Murphy)
  • Revamped SHIELD Act Again Seeks to Thwart ‘Patent Trolls’ – http://bit.ly/15SYmmI (Lisa Shuchman)
  • SEC Enforcement Actions – No Discovery Rule Available to Extend the Statute of Limitations – http://bit.ly/YOgzP3 (Rodger Heaton)
  • SHIELD Act Seeks to Shift Litigation Costs in Patent Suits Brought by Non-Practicing Entities –http://bit.ly/YcIWVX (Emily Borgen)
  • Sixth Circuit Decides Trademark Rights In Dispute Arising After Two Asset Sales Involving Unregistered Trademark –  http://bit.ly/Z2Cp1v (Jay Yurkiw)
  • Steps to Improve Information Risk Management – http://bit.ly/Z6l5Zu (Catherine Dunn)
  • Taking a Bite out of Cybercrime – http://bit.ly/YNy42a (Ryan McConnell, Tim McIntruf)
  • The CISO: An Unfinished Story – http://bit.ly/15PGVTX (Michael Bruemmer)
  • The Data Breach Lawsuit Powder Keg – http://bit.ly/YOk6gm (Brad Walz)
  • The Patent Legal Malpractice Implications of “Walker Process” Antitrust Claims – http://bit.ly/Z7nXoS (Paul Swanson)
  • USPTO Forum Offers Fixes for Software Patent System – http://bit.ly/YSUUp3 (Lisa Shuchman)


  • ABA Formal Opinion 462: Judge’s Use of Electronic Social Networking Media (PDF) http://bit.ly/XH6Dng (American Bar Association) 
  • IDC Forecasts Worldwide Spending on Hosted Private Cloud Services to Surpass $24 Billion in 2016 – http://bit.ly/Y8ZAG4 (Business Wire)
  • Links to eDiscovery content in the Legal IQ Resource Library – http://bit.ly/YZ2iiE (Chris Dale)
  • New IDC MarketScape Provides Vendor Assessment of Worldwide Business Consulting Services Market – http://on.mktw.net/YcHH9n (Business Wire)
  • On Predictive Coding – A JD Supra eDiscovery Reader (Corporate Law Report) http://bit.ly/ZaPrtZ(@JDSupra)
  • Predicting Discovery? Initial Results of 120-Second Provider Predictive Coding Survey – http://bit.ly/XirAVh (@ComplexD)
  • The Internet Access Gap Survey: Right Conclusion, Wrong Numbers – http://bit.ly/YPv4SJ (Mark Goldberg)
  • The Most Extensive Collection Of FCPA Scholarship Between Two Covers – http://bit.ly/YnfOeS (Mike Koehler)


  • Cartoon: The Challenge of Technology – http://bit.ly/XImUIG (@OrangeLT)
  • Cartoon: The Data Mountain – http://bit.ly/Yby9eD (Jon Carter)
  • Podcast: Advice on Information Governance and eDisclosure for Tomorrow’s Lawyers – http://bit.ly/YZ4c2W (Richard Susskind, Chris Dale)
  • Video: Judge Andrew Peck on Proportionality – http://bit.ly/Z6oEPb (Monica Bay)
  • Video: Mother Ordered to Stop Posting About Her Son on Facebook –  http://bit.ly/Z43hy9 (Colin O’Keefe, Neil Cahn)
  • Video: Protecting Businesses from Cyber Threats – http://bit.ly/YxoW0t (Peter Vogel)
  • Video:  What Companies Should do to Prepare for Implementation of Cybersecurity Executive Order –http://bit.ly/YxqGGU (Jerry Ferguson)



  • Accelerate Document Reviews: The One Decision® Document Review Accelerator – http://bit.ly/WSRz8t(@OrangeLT)
  • AccessData Announces 2013 Users’ Conference; Fifth Annual Meeting – http://bit.ly/Y91aHT (Business Wire)
  • Autonomy’s Lynch Re-Ignites His Fight With HP On Stage At London Web Summit – http://tcrn.ch/YPxXTv (Mike Butcher)
  • BNP Paribas Securities Services Selects Datawatch To Deliver Big Data Analytics From EMC Documentun – http://prn.to/Z1Z79X (PR Newswire)
  • Big Data, Predictive Coding and Data Reuse among Top eDiscovery Trends in FTI Consulting Study – http://prn.to/YsunxK (PR Newswire)
  • Catalyst to Offer Live Insight Certification Courses in New York and Washington, D.C. This Spring – http://bit.ly/YZ62AL (Announcement)
  • C2C Automates PST Discovery, Disposition and Archiving of “Dark Data” With PST Enterprise – http://mwne.ws/Z7r6Ff (Marketwire)
  • Complete Discovery Source Relocates and Expands Washington DC eDiscovery Office –http://bit.ly/Zb0Jym (Press Release)
  • Daegis to Announce Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results on March 7, 2013 – http://bit.ly/XGqNhf (Business Wire)
  • Dell Works with Red Hat, Intel and VMware Launch Center of Excellence for Hospitals Using Epic EHR Software –  http://on.mktw.net/Z1Ny2w (Business Wire)
  • Digital Reasoning and Clutch Group Partner to Revolutionize Compliance and eDiscovery – http://bit.ly/XG4Q1B (PR Web)
  •  DTI Announces LitWorks™ 2013 Certified Litigation Support Professional Training in Tampa, FL May 14–17 – http://bit.ly/YfBQA6 (DTI Global)
  • Conversations from LegalTech 2013 – http://bit.ly/XIpRst (C. McGovern Landry)
  • Elijah Ltd. and eDirect Impact LLC Announce Merger – http://bit.ly/Z7rxPX (PR Web)
  • EMC Greenplum Brings SQL to Hadoop – http://onforb.es/XIs1Zl (Ben Woo)
  • Epiq Systems Management Discusses Q4 2012 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – http://bit.ly/Z6uu3f (Seeking Alpha)
  • Epiq Systems Year-End 2012 Results: Growth of 32% in Operating Revenue and 45% in Cash from Operations – http://bit.ly/YpfbkP (Announcement)
  • eTERA Consulting Welcomes Gemean Corporation as New Business Partner – http://yhoo.it/YLjB6T (PR Web)
  • eTERA Consulting Welcomes Joseph Mulieri as New Business Partner – http://yhoo.it/15PGYzl (PR Web)
  • FTI Consulting Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results – http://prn.to/XIow58 (PR Newswire)
  • Iron Mountain Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Financial Results – http://bit.ly/15TpG4l (Business Wire)
  • Gettin’ Jiggy With It: Your Review Layouts – eDiscovery Insight – http://bit.ly/YldiFM (Scott Lefton)
  • Guidance Software Wins Reader Trust Award in 2013 SC Magazine Awards – http://bit.ly/Z1xkq2 (Business Wire)
  • Healthcare Information Governance Requires a New Urgency – http://bit.ly/Z2HIOu (Bill Tolson)
  • Hyland Software Acquires AnyDoc Software – http://prn.to/YbAA0P (PR Newswire)
  • iCONECT Launches Newly Branded Website Produced in Partnership with Biscuit Studios – http://bit.ly/Z6vuEn (PR Web)
  • kCura, Andrew Sieja, CEO: View From the Top – http://bit.ly/YSWEhY (KM World)
  • kCura Named to KMWorld’s 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management –http://on.mktw.net/YsuRUs (Press Release)
  • LexisNexis Inks Exclusive Deal With Rosen Technology Resources – http://bit.ly/Yxcu0P (Michael Roach)
  • LexisNexis to Offer “Near Duplicate” and “Email Threading” Tools in eDiscovery Software Suite – http://bit.ly/Z2DLZX (Business Wire)
  • MessageSolution to Unveil Drag & Drop Outlook and SharePoint Collaboration Suite – http://bit.ly/Z6vfJw (PR Web)
  • LexisNexis hires Dun & Bradstreet COO Mohan Ramaswamy as Managing Director – http://bit.ly/15PGEjT (Bar & Bench)
  • New Global Legal IT Magazine Legal IT Today Launched – http://bit.ly/YsMrI3 (@LegalIT)
  • Nigel Murray of Huron Legal – eDiscovery Trends – http://bit.ly/15T0b2Z (Doug Austin)
  • Servient and Special Counsel Form Strategic Partnership to Provide a Comprehensive E-Discovery Solution – http://bit.ly/15QxcwH (PR Web)
  • STEALTHbits Technologies Launches Unstructured Data Provisioning Solution for IBM Security Identity Manager – http://bit.ly/YniLfg (PR Web)
  • Symphony Technology Group’s Acquisition of LexisNexis Screening Business Closes – http://mwne.ws/YswGkb (Market Wire)
  • The Latest 40+ Updates: eDiscovery Vendor Clips | Live News Feed – http://bit.ly/P2xdEi (@ComplexD)
  • They Are Back!! The Return of the eDiscovery (Red) Zone – http://bit.ly/15Ri0Q0 (Tom O’Connor)
  • ZL Technologies – Kon Leong on Managing Messy Data – http://bit.ly/YcI5ob (Federal News Radio)

2013 eDiscovery Events


HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition
March 3-7, 2013
New Orleans, LA
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Legal IT Business Show 2013
March 5-6, 2013
London, United Kingdom
Click here for more information.

Second Annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference
March 13-15, 2013
Tempe, AZ
Click here for more information.

AIIM Conference
March 20-22, 2013
New Orleans, LA
Click here for more information.

The Sedona Conference® Institute’s 7th Annual E-Discovery Program: Living On E-Discovery’s Cutting Edge
March 21-22, 2013
San Diego, CA
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April 4-6, 2013
Chicago, IL
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Laguna Beach eDiscovery Retreat
April 10-12, 2013
Laguna Beach, CA
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2013 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition
April 14-17, 2013
Washington, DC
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LawTech Futures
April 30, 2013
London, UK
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Information Governance & eDiscovery Strategy Exchange
May 5-7, 2013
San Diego, CA
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EDRM 2013-14 Kickoff Meeting
May 7-9, 2013
St. Paul, MN
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CEIC 2013
May 19 – 22, 2013
Orlando, FL
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LegalTech West Coast
May 21-22, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
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ILTA 2013 Annual Conference
August 18-22, 2013
Las Vegas, NV
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Fifth Annual Intermountain eDiscovery Conference – 2013
September 26, 2013
Salt Lake City, UT
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LawTech Europe Congress 2013
October 21 – 22, 2013
Prague, Czech Republic
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ACC 2013 Annual Meeting
October 27-30, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
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